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    CARTE DE VISITE OF JOHN WILKES BOOTH SEATED IN CHAIR, 1865. The name of John Wilkes Booth conjures up a picture of America's most infamous assassin, the killer of perhaps the greatest president of the United States. However, J. Wilkes Booth (as he was known professionally) led a very prominent life as an actor in the years preceding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. This beautiful CDV of Booth sitting in a very fancy chair has a troubled look on his face. Penciled verso: "J. W. Booth original 1865".

    Provenance: Al. Emmett Fostell Collection

    Condition:
    Very fine, very light contrast bottom right corner.


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    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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